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Steve King tells Univision host: Comparing immigrants to dogs is ‘complimentary’

Comprehensive immigration reform opponent Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Sunday told a host of the Spanish-language network Univision that his speech comparing immigrants to hunting dogs was intended to be “complimentary.” Speaking to a crowd in Pocahontas, Iowa in 2012, King had said that the U.S. should only allow the…

Father Michael Pfleger: Racism is in the DNA of America

As Chicagoans rallied to demand justice for Trayvon Martin on Saturday, Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina’s Catholic Church urged Americans to “stand your ground” against racism. “My prayer is that today the rich seed of Trayvon’s life will not just be a moment of anger but a launching pad,”…

Ted Cruz: A path to citizenship is ‘profoundly unfair’

Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that he opposes a path to citizenship as a part of comprehensive immigration reform because it is “profoundly unfair.” In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Cruz if a majority of Americans were wrong to support a path to citizenship for the…

McCain: ‘Stand your ground’ in Florida and Arizona ‘needs to reviewed’

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday reacted to the acquittal of former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman by saying that states needed to reexamine so-called “stand your ground” laws that allow the use of deadly force without a duty to retreat. The Arizona Republican praised President Barack Obama for his “impressive”…

Donna Edwards schools Ben Carson for ignoring ‘systemic problems’ about race

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MA) explained to retired conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Sunday that he was making a mistake by refusing to talk about race because there are “deep systemic problems that really impact African-Americans.” Fox News Sunday invited Carson — who has been talked about as a possible 2016…

Cop cuffs woman having diabetic attack because he thought she was drunk

Dashcam video footage caught New Mexico policy pulling a woman out of a car and cuffing her over suspected drunk driving, but the woman was later revealed to be having a diabetic attack, according to KOAT. Revina Garcia reportedly got into an accident in which she slammed into a truck…

Woman arrested for faking brain injury and scamming $480,000 from Boston bombing victims

Police arrested a New York woman on Friday after a Massachusetts fugitive warrant had been issued for her arrest for a nonprofit out of nearly half a million dollars designed to benefit the victims of the April bombing of the Boston Marathon. CNN reported that 26-year-old Audrea Gause was awarded…

New York firefighter makes fake 911 calls to rob empty firehouses

A New York firefighter is accused of making fake 911 calls to dispatch firefighters so he can raid the unmanned firehouses in Queens and Staten Island for money left behind, according to WNBC. Joseph Keene allegedly made three false 911 calls about made-up fires and is accused of nabbing more…

CNN’s Don Lemon schools white conservative: ‘Your privilege does not allow you to see… certain circumstances in society’

CNN anchor, Don Lemon, began his Saturday segment on racial profiling with conservative Ben Ferguson a bit skeptical — after all, it was only yesterday that Ferguson appeared on CNN to accuse President Obama of suggesting that all white women racially profile all black men during his Friday remarks. Lemon…

FAA tells Colorado residents not to shoot at drones or risk fines, jail

The Federal Aviation Administration responded negatively on Friday to a proposal by the Colorado town of Deer Tail to license hunters to shoot down drones. In a statement, it warned that anyone shooting at either a manner or unmanned aircraft “could result in criminal or civil liability,” according to the…

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